RE: Fedora 9 install troubles - big

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On Wed, 2008-05-14 at 17:58 +0200, Wim wrote:
> Hi Rick,
> 
> This is a fresh install. I dedicated my Maxtor drive to Fedora.
> 
> Regards,
> 
> Wim
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: [email protected] [mailto:[email protected]]
> On Behalf Of Ric Moore
> Sent: woensdag 14 mei 2008 6:13
> To: For users of Fedora
> Subject: Re: Fedora 9 install troubles - big
> 
> On Tue, 2008-05-13 at 23:34 +0200, Fluffy The Vampire wrote:
> > Hello,
> > 
> > Today I decided to install Fedora 9 (64-bit) on my system. It wasn't a 
> > good experience as it refused to work... Here's my story:
> > 
> > 1) downloaded the 64bit ISO and burnt it to a dvd
> > 2) booted the dvd and the graphical installer never came up. X said it 
> > detected my video card correctly (Nvidia Geforce 8800 GTS 360 MB) and 
> > then all I got was a black screen. No response anymore, had to reboot.
> > 3) rebooted and chose text based install instead. This installed fine 
> > with the default partioning Fedora suggested (expect swap - see below) 
> > however after installing grub and rebooting grub just hung. I get a 
> > black text screen that says GRUB and that's it. No more response
> whatsoever.
> > 
> > So I had to reboot with my XP SP3 CD to do a fixmbr to get back to my pc.
> > 
> > Here's my system:
> > 
> > - Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 CPU @ 3.00 GHz
> > - 8 GB RAM (PC800) @ 333 Mhz bus speed (1:1)
> > - GA-965P-DS3P (rev. 2.0) motherboard with i965 chipset
> > - Western Digital 150GB 16MB SATA150 10000RPM Raptor (/dev/sda) => 
> > Windows XP + /swap (5GB)
> > - Maxtor 300GB 16MB SATA150 7200RPM (/dev/sdb) => Fedora 9, /boot 200 MB 
> > and / rest of the drive with LVM
> > - Western Digital 160GB-YS 16MB SATA300 HD (/dev/sdc) => Windows Vista 
> > 64 bit Business
> > - Soundblaster X-Fi OEM (but I'm using on-board audio in Linux)
> > 
> > Funny thing is that during install GRUB didn't recognise Vista and only 
> > offered Fedora 9 and XP as possible OS's to boot.
> > 
> > Oh and FC8 did work on it :/.
> > 
> > Any ideas what could be causing this and how I should solve this?
> 
> Is this an update to F9 or a fresh install?? Ric

Wow, your's is a strange problem. As Rahul suggested in a couple of
posts back, try this list:
http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/KernelCommonProblems#head-5880fcaae620309a0c00f6778726b632819bab1a

Something like setting your ram to 1 gig instead of that whopping 8 gigs
may be something to try. The procedure is in that URL, plus other nifty
kernel problems with workarounds. Ric

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